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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by skywaffles View Post

Ford has direct injection, turbocharging, full EVs, hybrids, automated manuals, active grilles, automatic parking, all the latest radar guided nonsense, etc.

Chevy has...heavy cars? And the Volt.

If you take away Fiat's new engines, Chrysler is stuck firmly in 1995.

U wot m8? Ford is the only American automaker who seems to be innovating lately.
None of the things you listed came out on a Ford until after it's been in the market for years. I'm talking historically, GM has been leading car tech going back to the 1920s when ford kept making the same model T for decades.

Ford bought hybrid tech from Toyota, and most of their other innovations were not engineered in house beyond bolting off-the-shelf parts together. GM had full EVs in the late 90s, onstar, night vision. These are things that never existed in the market. Look back to the 50s and you'll find a lot more true "firsts" by GM and Chrysler. Most of the crap was crap and broke, but still. Ford doesn't try.

I'd still by a Ford over either of those two...none of them are innovating lately.
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